Monday, August 3, 2015

FREE PDC/AWL Workshop on Capacity Building for Lawyers to work with Victims of Human Trafficking on 12 August 2015

2 CPD Points (T3/12082015/KLB/KLB153024/2)

As part of the FREE Seminars conducted by the KLBC in line with the Malaysian Bar's resolution regarding a mandatory Continuing Professional Development ("CPD") Scheme, the KLBC Professional Development Committee ("PDC") and the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL) have jointly scheduled the above Workshop on Wednesday, 12 August 2015 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the KL Bar Auditorium, 4th Floor, Wisma Hangsam, No.1, Jalan Hang Lekir, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.

Over the past few months, news on human trafficking has been dominating our local headlines. Many lawyers may want to help but do not know how.

There is currently a gap in providing legal aid / assistance to victims of human trafficking as the reach of YBGK at the moment extends mostly to defendants in criminal proceedings only.

At the moment, after being found, trafficking victims are brought to government-approved shelters (although there are proposed amendments to the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act that would allow them to be housed in specified NGO-run shelters as well) where they are held as part of a court-ordered protection measure that lasts up to 90 days (but this could be extended).

According to the 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report released by the US State Department, in the past year, in Malaysia, there were 89 investigations under Human Trafficking compared to 190, and 9 convictions of traffickers compared to 21 in the previous year. The majority of victims are women who need to be advised on their rights.

The PDC is collaborating with the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL), Anderson Selvasegaram and Tharini Cecil of Suka Society and Mr. Daniel Lo of the PM's Department on an upcoming workshop to teach basic interviewing skills and on how to provide basic advice to these victims. The areas covered are:

• How to give legal advice to a victim of human trafficking?

• What are their legal needs?

• How can you help them?

The PDC would like encourage lawyers to come forward to assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work. Please take the first step by attending the upcoming PDC-AWL Activist Workshop which will be based on case studies. You will be taken through a mock interview and participating NGOs (AWL, Suka Society and Tenaganita) will be on site to provide their feedback as well as share their perspectives.

Please save the date: 12th August 2015 (Wednesday), 2:30 to 4:30pm at the KLBar Auditorium, Wisma Hangsam.

As this is a FREE Seminar, Members of the Bar, Pupils-in-Chambers and Law Students who have registered are to ensure their attendance. Otherwise, it may deprive others of the opportunity to attend. Any cancellation shall be in writing and received by the KL Bar Secretariat by 3 working days prior to the Seminar. Members of the Bar, Pupils-in-Chambers and Law Students who have registered for the Seminar and fail to turn up, will not be allowed to register for future Free Seminars, Workshops,Talks and Forums organised by the PDC.

REGISTRATION FEE (Inclusive of 6% GST)

Members of the Bar, Pupils-in-Chambers / Law Students – FREE but registration is required.

NGOs -RM31.80 per participant.

Non-Members – RM106.00 per participant. Registration Must be Accompanied With Payment to Guarantee Your Place

Only 150 Seats Available. Click here to register.

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Payment is to be made at any Maybank
Name of Account:  Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee
Account No:            564315003715

Please fax or email the bank in slip to 03-20321090 or

Registration is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.
Confirmation is upon receipt of payment.
The Organisers reserve the right to postpone or cancel the Event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary.
Fee paid is non-refundable unless the Event is cancelled by the Organisers.  If a participant is unable to attend, a replacement participant is allowed.
The registration counter will be opened for registration at 2:00 pm on the day of the event. The Event will start at 2:30 pm sharp. Please be punctual.
Kindly note that Photo ID (IC, Driving Licence, etc) is required for registration.
Certificate of Attendance for participants is only provided upon request by filling up the Evaluation and Feedback Form and returning it to the Registration Desk AT THE END OF THE EVENT.
To be eligible for the Certificate of Attendance and CPD Points, please take note that:
You must participate in the Event until its completion including the Q & A Session and be present throughout the Event.
Latecomers (15 Minutes after the start time) and those who leave early will not be entitled to receive the Certificate of Attendance and the CPD Points.
For registration information, please contact Siti at the KL Bar Secretariat 03-20321440.

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